Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s side face Southampton (Picture: Getty Images)
Saints’ visitors this weekend come in the form of Newcastle United, and their fanbase are less than happy with still having former St. Mary’s boss Alan Pardew at the helm.
Saints fans themselves have an odd, perhaps uncomfortable relationship with Pardew, and one that can only be filed under ‘he did alright on the pitch’. When he was dismissed by then chairman Nicola Cortese the fans reacted badly, because there could be little complaint as to the achievements of the side from a playing point of view, but little was spoke about the reasons why he went, though plenty of rumours followed.
It seems pretty popular opinion that while Pardew is a competent enough football manager, he perhaps isn’t the most likeable of people. With other incidents at other clubs and very few former club’s fans really talking about him…
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